Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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In 2010, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, exhibited various designs by the Dutch architect Robert van 't Hoff (1887-1979), who belonged to the artists' group De Stijl. An... [Collection highlight]
A protest against the repression of the revolt of the Russian sailors by the Bolshevik authorities in Leningrad in 1921.  From the brochure: 'Kronstad the Paris Commune'. [Collection item]
One of the many examples of 'classic' anarchist texts translated into Yiddish.  [Collection item]
The Yiddish revolutionary propagandists tried to give Jewish tradition and the traditional Jewish festivals a new and socialist definition. A good example of this kind of propaganda is a popular... [Collection item]
Yoysef Bovhover (1873-1915) who had just arrived in the United States from Riga when Dovid Edelshtat died, wrote an elegy on Edelshtat's death which established him as his successor as the poet of... [Collection item]
After his emigration to the United States Dovid Edelshtat (1866-1892) started writing Yiddish poems of protest and wrath and became the poet of the Jewish toilers all over the world. His stirring... [Collection item]
 A revealing document located among the records of the Confederación Nacional de Trabajadores (CNT) clarifies why Buenaventura Durruti (Léon, 14 July 1896 – Madrid, 20 November 1936) agreed to move... [News]
The 1980S, Todays Beginnings? Is an exhibition in the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven from 16 April  until 25 September 2016.A mix of artworks, music, television excerpts, printed matter and archive... [News]
Archives are rarely dull; all that is needed is enough perception to see the drama of the whole human condition, the romance even, lying hidden in the documents. And nowadays, with many IISH archives... [News]
On June 5th Annemarie de Wildt from the Amsterdam Museum launched the English version of the iProvo-App. The free app, developed by the Amsterdam Museum, takes you along typical Provo spots in the... [News]